Converge
Jane Doe


5.0
classic

Review

by raidynC USER (3 Reviews)
June 25th, 2013 | 139 replies | 2,648 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A classic in every since of the word

1 of 20 thought this review was well written

Obviously Jane Doe is a much contended album between the site, metalcore fans in general, and music lovers as well. Now seeing as the album is hotly debated, you might think I'd hate this album. But nothing could be farther from the truth. I think this is probably as good as they will ever be because quite frankly their tract record is pretty terrible. So this may be their last hurrah but they sure made it a good one if that's the case, filling the album with grinding anthems and that signature heartbreak lyrical scheme that made the other albums such fan favorites among the metalcoreheads of the times.

The first thing you'll notice upon spinning the album is the heavy almost grindcore intro Concubine. Its a great song don't get me wrong but in all reality, its really misleading. The rest of the album doesn't really sound anything like this at all. I've gotta say though it definitely sounds like a good way to start an album. From here things become more recognizable starting with Fault and Fracture. It's got some pretty sad subject matter but the song itself is a pretty, anthem of sorts with an awesome vocal soaring bridge and cool drumming too. The later song Hell to Pay is a good song despite it's dumb title and manages to sound like a dirty Brand New almost.

This isn't a perfect album however. The Broken Vow is pretty boring, as well as Thaw, but the album picks way back up at the end with the title track called Jane Doe, leading to a heavy dose of good songwriting. Especially some clean singing from lead screamer Jacob Banon. But later on in the chorus he gives me chills with those high notes. The whole vocal performance on the album is great. Over all its definitely one of Converge's best albums and it might be the best they'll ever be again.


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raidynC
June 25th 2013



15 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

controversy

NastyCrab
June 25th 2013



328 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You might just want to rewrite the entire first paragraph dude.

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
June 25th 2013



13570 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Review is full of vague statements and empty opinions despite being so short. Won't neg, but dude, you need to expand your points.

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PunchforPunch
June 25th 2013



5927 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

kay crandy

MrElmo
June 25th 2013



1950 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Review needs a lot of improvement

NastyCrab
June 25th 2013



328 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"This isn't a perfect album however. The Broken Vow is pretty boring, as well as Thaw"
Maybe don't 5 it then. Also both those songs are incredible so you're wrong.

MrElmo
June 25th 2013



1950 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Did you even reread your review? look at the summary: " A classic in every since of the word "

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
June 25th 2013



7026 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thank god someone finally reviewed this.

NastyCrab
June 25th 2013



328 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

lol

Gwyn.
June 25th 2013



14913 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Thaw is perfect fuk u

i'm so glad someone finally reviewed this!

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Gwyn.
June 25th 2013



14913 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

oh wait nvm i just realized

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
June 25th 2013



7026 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol

CK
June 25th 2013



4888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's a 4

Gwyn.
June 25th 2013



14913 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Also why did you put an "I" in crandy i never understood that

FrozenVain
June 25th 2013



2373 Comments


wow great

DrMaximus
June 25th 2013



8932 Comments


Good lord, you need to re-read this. It seems, as though, punctuation and grammar elude you.

ChopSuey
June 25th 2013



2392 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

no song here is "boring"

DegausserGuernica24
June 25th 2013



1134 Comments


NANDY CREWMAN IS BANNED!!!!!!!


FUCK

Relinquished
June 25th 2013



24480 Comments


better written than what butterstank does

PanasonicYouth
June 25th 2013



7411 Comments


A classic in every since of the word




can already tell this is an A+ review good job



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